Environmental Health Summit set for Nov. 13 in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

Environmental Health Summit set for Nov. 13 in Grass Valley

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What: Free Environmental Health Summit hosted by The Sierra Fund

When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St., Grass Valley

The Sierra Fund invites those who live, work or play in Nevada County to attend a free evening of discussion about the unique environmental health challenges that impact Gold Country communities.

The Environmental Health Summit will take place 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

The Sierra Fund staff will give lightning talks on four identified environmental health issues: mercury in fish; dusty recreation and heavy metal exposure; water quality and access; and wildfire and air quality. A panel of local experts will be asked to respond and to identify resources to confront these issues. Confirmed panelists include:

Tom Last, community development director, City of Grass Valley

Amy Irani, director, Nevada County Department of Environmental Health

Shelly Covert, spokesperson, Nisenan Tribe of the Nevada City Rancheria & Executive Director, California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)

Susan Rogers, vice chair, Coalition of Firewise Communities

Time will be provided for attendees to engage in conversation, ask questions and describe their perception of environmental health challenges and opportunities in our region. Light refreshments and free childcare will be provided.

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